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Naza Group of Companies
Type Private
Founded 1974
Headquarters Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Key people Tan Sri SM Nasimuddin SM Amin, Founder
Nasarudin Nasimuddin, Chairman
Employees 4,000

Not to be confused with NASA.

Naza Group of Companies is a Malaysian business conglomerate associated with motor trading, automotive franchises and property development, which began operations in 1974. The group has 14 business divisions including vehicle and bike manufacturing (Kia & Peugeot), transport services, limousine services, machine tools/parts, engineering, plantation, cigarette distribution, credit & leasing, water crafts, properties, hotel operations and insurance. The group was founded and led by Malaysian business tycoon Nasimuddin Amin until his early death of lung cancer on May 1, 2008.

Naza Group is the franchise holder for Italy's Ferrari and Maserati South Korea's Kia, France's Peugeot, German's Brabus, Hamann, Ducati and Harley Davidson bikes in Malaysia. Naza have rebadged Kia's Carnival, Carens, Picanto vehicles as Naza Ria, Naza Citra and Naza Suria respectively for Malaysian market. In April 2006, Naza developed the Naza Sutera based on Hafei Lobo. It was joined by a Naza-badged version of the Peugeot 206 called the Naza 206 Bestari in May 2006, and a Naza-badged version of the Kia Picanto called Naza Picanto in November 2006.

In August 2005, Naza opened its doors to a new automotive showroom which became the company's landmark - Naza Auto Mall. It has won a mention in the Malaysia Book of Records for being the largest motor showroom in the country.



A Ferrari Enzo in Naza World
  • Naza Motor Trading Sdn Bhd
  • NZ Wheels Sdn Bhd (Mercedes-Benz)
  • Naza Premier Auto (Porsche)
  • Naza Italia (Ferrari and Maserati distributor)
  • Naza Wheels Sdn Bhd (Mazda)
  • Nasim Sdn Bhd (Malaysia Peugeot distributor)
  • Naza Kia Sdn Bhd (Asia Pacific's largest Kia distributor)
  • Naza Corporation Sdn Bhd
  • Naza-Brabus Motor Sdn Bhd
  • Naza-Hamann Motor Sdn Bhd
  • Naza Automotive Manufacturing Sdn Bhd (Manufacturing arm, producing Kia & non-Kia based models)
  • Naza Bikes Sdn Bhd
  • Next Bike Sdn Bhd (Ducati & Others)
  • Naza Marine Sdn Bhd (Sea Doo)
  • El Hyosung Bikes Sdn Bhd
  • Naza Mekar Sdn Bhd (Perodua Dealership)
  • Naza Bikers Dream Sdn Bhd
  • Prestige Limo (Luxury limousine services)

Property development and hotels

  • TTDI Development Sdn Bhd
  • Naza Hotels Malaysia
  • Howard Johnson, Torrance, LA
  • Crowne Plaza Hotel, San Pedro, LA

CKD models produced at Naza Automotive Manufacturing

Naza Ria

Naza Vendor Park development (Gurun, Kedah)

A host of vendors have been appointed in a vendor park opposite Naza Automotive Manufacturing (NAM) in Gurun, Kedah. These include:

  1. Ace Polymers
  2. CNA Manufacturing (seats)
  3. Hicom Teck See (plastic injection)
  4. Sapura Brake Tech
  5. DK Leather
  6. Jackspeed
  7. United Vehicle Industries (exhaust and tubing)
  8. Combat Coating
  9. RQ Engineering
  10. KPNK Automotive
  11. Nawabel Coating (Kopong Bin Harman)
  12. Sipro plastic Industries

A total of 15 vendors are located in Gurun. 11 more are located in the areas surrounding Gurun (Jitra, Sg. Petani & Kulim). Other Malaysian vendors amount to 58, bringing the total to 84. Of these, 63 are established vendors and 21 were newly developed to support NAM.

Naza Kia Academy

Also located in Gurun, Kedah, Naza Kia Academy (NKA) is a US$5.3 million investment by Naza Kia Sdn. Bhd. & Naza Automotive Manufacturing Sdn. Bhd.. Its primary role is to provide training for Naza Kia & Naza Corporation sales & aftersales staff. A secondary role is to provide strategic support to Kia Motors Corp. (KMC) as an Asia-Pacific Regional Overseas Training Centre (OTC). NKA is the 5th KMC regional OTC after Germany, UAE, USA and Russia.

The facilities include 24 service bays, 45 twin-sharing hostel rooms, an operational sales showroom, service training rooms (body & paint, electrical, powertrain, etc.), sales & administrative/management training classrooms and a library.

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